Psalm 139:14 (ceb)
Isn’t it so easy to get lost sometimes? I do most days.
Lost in the sea of beautiful tones of blonde that my hair will never be, no matter how much I tone it and bleach it and ruin it trying. Lost in the mountains I might never get to climb, the accomplishments I might never get to celebrate, and the baby bumps I might never have.
I get so lost that I forget about the naturally pretty brown hair that’s hidden somewhere under here. I forget about the mountains I’ve climbed and the oceans I’ve swam in, and about the blessings I have.
I get so caught up trying to be like her, whoever she is, that when I look in the mirror and see me, it’s not good enough. I start to believe that her marriage is perfect, that she’s amazing at yoga, that she never has to look very far to find a friend who wants to go to brunch.
And when that happens, what’s really lost is the story that God’s writing through my life, and hers.
To believe that I can be like someone else by changing the color of my hair and buying a plane ticket is a crazy attempt at erasing the amazing creativity that God used to create each of us – perfect and unique, no matter how hard we try not to be.
There’s no value in being her, she was made for something specific, just like you, and just like me. So if today, you’re wishing that you were her, remember that the Creator of the world thought it was crucial that there was one of you here. You are valuable. You are loved. It’s okay to be yourself. And my goodness, you have great purpose, sweet girl.
What are some of ways you compare yourselves to others? What triggers you to envy the life of someone else? What blessings do you have that others might be praying for right now?
For comfort and peace in your own skin today.
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